Billboard Bits: Britney Spears Has In-Home Club, Neutral Milk Hotel Boxset On the Way
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Britney Spears Never Actually Goes Clubbing, Has Her Own Club At Home
Despite always singing about going to the club, Britney Spears said in an interview with PopJustice, "I never go to the club. But I think it's fun to sing about it. And I have my own mini-club at my house." That mini-club is unnamed, but it plays a lot of music and has a glitterball, catering and lights. "It's the whole set-up," said Spears. (PopJustice)
Neutral Milk Hotel Boxset to Drop November 22
Jeff Mangum, the enigmatic singer-songwriter behind indie legends Neutral Milk Hotel, has been up to a lot (well, for his pace) lately. Today he announced the upcoming release of an expansive, vinyl-only boxset that will include, among other things, both of the collective's LPs, unreleased songs, and a pair of 24" x 24" posters. In other news, Mangum just launched a spiffy new Neutral Milk Hotel website at walkingwallofwords.com. (Pitchfork)
Keith Richards' 'Life' One Of The Most Successful Rock Memoirs Ever
Keith Richards' book, "Life," is now one of the best-selling rock memoirs ever. The Rolling Stone guitarist has sold more than one million copies of the book since it was released last year and already received a more than $7 million advance for penning the memoir. (Rolling Stone)
Taylor Swift To Answer Fan Questions In Live YouTube Q&A
Taylor Swift is teaming up with the YouTube Presents program to answer questions from fans across the globe, via her YouTube channel. Fans can submit written or video questions for the star before noon on Aug. 31, and will be able to vote for the best questions, which Swift will then answer in a live interview. Full details are available on the YouTube blog.
Wavves Backs Wu-Tang's GZA on Fuel TV
Here's a team-up you don't see every day: Wu-Tang's GZA the Genius stopped by Fuel TV's "The Daily Habit" to perform the title track off his classic record, "Liquid Swords," with indie fuzz-rockers Wavves backing him on drums and guitar. What's next -- Ghostface Killah spitting a verse over Best Coast's "Boyfriend"? Watch GZA and Wavves below.
Reporting by Sarah Maloy, Chris Payne and RJ Cubarrubia)